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Oil and black specks on floor underneath washer (middle)

I pulled out my 1991 GE washer to clean and found a small (2" dia) puddle of light colored oil and some small black specks in the center of where the washer is located. What is this a sign of? What do I need to do?

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  • francharles Jul 21, 2008

    Not enough detail as to where the oil and specks are coming from.

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    oil

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Check the position of the oil mark and check your machine to find out which place was leaking and fix it, maybe you need tie the screw up a little bit.

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

  • Frank Chen Jul 21, 2008

    use a tissue papper and clean the bottom of the motor, just touch it, you have to use this way to touch many places and see if you can find leaking place, otherwise, don't worry, maybe when the motor is running hot, the grease milted.



    If you find somewhere with light oil, you must tie the screw.

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